"It is always the start that requires the greatest effort." – James Cash Penney

Ryan Kelly

Ryan’s Barkery was established in 2012 by then 10 year old, Ryan Kelly.  Ryan set out to make a better, healthier dog treat for his new rescue puppy, Barkley. He makes them from fresh, human grade ingredients that are good for dogs and taste great, too.  The dogs loved the fresh baked treats made in three different delicious flavors, and their owners began asking where to buy them.  He began selling his dog treats through the neighborhood, at school and eventually at local do adoption events.  Since its inception, Ryan’s Barkery has had the privilege of being a case study for a class at the NYC Stern School of Business, the Student Speaker of 2013 for Junior Achievement and was recently featured on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. His product now sells in Target stores Nationwide.

Ryan donates part of his proceeds to support pets in crisis through STARescue and Pet Assistance.  STAR is an organization that works to provide financial and medical assistance to pets so that they can stay healthy, happy and home.  In addition to running Ryan’s Barkery, 13 year old Ryan enjoys playing ice hockey and lacrosse.